Epic Jewellery and Contemporary Trends
NOT your ordinary history class!
The jewellery creations of the past can be observed as inspirational objects and wearable museums full of information about past cultures, materials and techniques. In this fascinating twist on a 'history course' you will see how to combine the past with contemporary jewellery trends to inspire the future. Beyond the historical, you will also learn more about the world's most famous jewellers and what decisions they made to help them build instantly recognisable global brands!
You will Learn...
Studying jewellery of the past will provide you with insight into how the fabrication limitations and beliefs of the time influenced jewellery design and how similar concepts in today's fashion and jewellery can be applied. As new fabrication methods, materials and cultural concepts develop, you are encouraged to consider how similar evolutions affected previous eras of jewellery and use this information to develop your own avant-garde and trend-setting designs!
This overview showcases the different materials, technologies, cultures and mindsets that produced the jewellery of the past. You will understand relationship between geography and materials as well as ways to gather inspiration from past eras.
Basic yet powerful, the jewellery of the earliest humans was both ornamental and ceremonial. Explore the materials and many forms of primitive beauty among the first tribes of hunter-gatherers.
The increase in trade between emerging civilisations meant new materials and markets for jewellery craftsmen. Explore the creations of the Mediterranean cultures, especially Egypt and Greece.
The overwhelming effects of Christianity and the Roman Empire on jewellery during this time is undeniable. Simultaneously, important Asiatic contributions from China, the Indian Subcontinent and African cultures are unturned to see how cultural changes affected jewellery. The rise of manufacturing processes and improved stone cutting will also become apparent to you.
The developments that led to what we now know as 'Baroque Pearls' are revealed. Exquisite pendants and brooches exemplifying the Renaissance themes of animals and naturalism start to surface and inspire.
Increased trade among the cities of Europe led to a burst of trends, such as the "hair jewellery" of the Romantic Period. Arabesques, cameos, mosaic jewellery and other historic jewellery concepts originated in this dynamic period and make this an exciting time to delve into.
Departing from the classicism which preceded it, Art Nouveau defined a new era full of flowing, organic shapes and floral motifs. Enamelling and elaborate wire work are among the techniques used to celebrate nature and depict fantasy in ways previously impossible to produce.
Sensual and feminine, the Edwardian era replaced the conservatism of the Victorian era. Signature design elements include intricate filigree and copious use of gemstones as well as the rise of the white metals-platinum, palladium and rhodium.
The influence of modern architecture on Art Deco jewellery is revealed, especially in regard to the style's use of clean lines and strong contrasts. You will better grasp the nuances of this fascinating period by inspecting Art Deco's distinctive use of gemstones and metals.
As a result of the embargoes and difficulties of the Second World War, gemstones and precious metals became less accessible - this completely changed the jewellery of the time and gave rise to some extraordinary innovations. Pieces from this period tended to be more masculine and oversized.
Pop art, disco, new wave music, "bling", the green revolution and other sociological factors that have influenced jewellery design over the past forty years! Explore some of these interesting influences and see where jewellery and fashion designers look to for definitive research on the coming season's colours and themes.
Reviewing previous lessons, you appreciate how historical trends and themes can inspire the future. To conclude this journey, you will be introduced to different sources for further exploration and ways to monitor upcoming trends.
Comprehensive Reference Tome!
Like all JDMIS courses, students receive everything they need to complete all their coursework... But just what do you need for a course in epic jewellery? Easy - LOTS of visual, inspiring colour reference material! In this course you receive over 500 pages of colour reference! Prices even include GST, so there are no hidden costs!
Course fees include comprehensive reference materials provided during the course.
(6 weeks, 1 day/week or
12 weeks, 1 half-day/week)
JDMIS runs week-day, weekend and weeknight courses for this popular course. JDMIS also has flexible make-up schedules and graduates can return without cost for refresher courses (subject to availability.)
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